Six years after 9/11, the Dictator’s Club (also called the UN) still doesn’t even know how to define it.
For now, the phony TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) trucks are smuggling drugs across the state. How long do we have before the terrorists figure out what a good idea this is?
This seems absolutely right to me. Terrorism is the No. 1 political issue, whatever people tell the polls, and no amount of babble about health care and global warming is going to change it. It’s why I don’t think Hillarity or Obama have a snowball’s chance in Texas in July. So far only Rudy and Fred consistently talk the talk. If the Dems have anyone, he/she isn’t in sight.
Eye on the UN‘s recent tally of condemnations since the fall of 2006:
- Condemning Israel for human rights violations: 25
- Resolutions condemning human rights violations in any other state: 4 from the General Assembly’s Third or main human rights committee directed at Myanmar/Burma, Democratic Republic of Korea, Iran, Belarus
How about Sudan? Nothing. Syria? Zip. China? Nope. Saudi Arabia? Zilch. And so on.
- Number of resolutions mentioning, let alone condemning, human rights violations by Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad: zero.
"’An analysis done for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says that the PATH train tunnels under the Hudson River are more vulnerable to a bomb attack than previously thought, and that a relatively small amount of high explosives could cause significant flooding of the rail system within hours,’ the New York Times reports."
Adds the Wall Street Journal’s Best of The Web Today: "Well, kudos to the New York Times for alerting us to this danger. Now that you’ve heard about it, please keep it to yourself. Whatever you do, don’t publish it anywhere a terrorist might find out about it!"
It’s always best to read the president’s speeches in transcript, via the White House. Then the only filtering comes from the reader’s own politics, instead of several other political sensibilities and layers of partisan "context."
An excerpt from this lengthy, but engaging "national strategy" of the war, before the Military Officers Association of America:
"Just as we must take the words of the Sunni extremists seriously, we must take the words of the Shia extremists seriously. Listen to the words of Hezbollah’s leader, the terrorist Nasrallah, who has declared his hatred of America. He says, ‘Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan [America] is absolute… Regardless of how the world has changed after 11 September, Death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America.’"
Well, that was a while ago, back in the days when Nas felt safe enough to come out his bunker. I suppose when the Israeli blockade ends, and no more F-16s with Stars of David on their wings are flying over Lebanon, he’ll emerge from his hidey hole once again and let us hear more of his wit.
This is something not often heard.
"’This sentiment of denial, that sort of came as a fever to the Muslim community after 9-11, is fading away,’ said Muqtedar Khan, a political scientist at the University of Delaware and author of ‘American Muslims.’ ‘They realize that there are Muslims who use terrorism, and the community is beginning to stand up to this.’"